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Michael King dies at 67; TV's King World Productions launched 'Oprah'
Michael King dies at 67; TV's King World Productions launched 'Oprah'

Michael King, half of the hard-charging brothers whose King World Productions distributed television sensations such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," has died. King, 67, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from complications arising from pneumonia, according to his brother-in-law, Jon Felson. When King and his older brother Roger inherited the television syndication company from their father, who died in 1972, the business was foundering. The company claimed one product — distribution rights to "The Little Rascals" — and Michael King, working out of the kitchen of his uncle's New...

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